Help stop the criminalization of Secwepemc land defenders

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Urgent Action: Help stop the criminalization of Secwepemc land defenders

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has called on Canada to immediately cease construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline and withdraw the RCMP from Secwepemc traditional lands.

And yet construction continues as does the criminalization of Secwepemc land defenders opposed to this megaproject that lacks their free, prior and informed consent.

The Government of Canada Crown corporation that owns this tar sands pipeline is accepting questions until November 3 that it will answer at its annual public meeting on November 17.

Please help us ask: Will you respect the call from the UN Committee and uphold the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination that Canada ratified 50 years ago?

Will you stop the criminalization of Secwepemc land defenders and respect the right to free, prior and informed consent?

Twitter photo from land defender Kanahus Manuel of Indigenous resistance against the Trans Mountain pipeline at the Blue River pumping station on Unceded Secwepemc Territory.

Stop the criminalization of Secwepemc land defenders

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Michael Cheena · October 31, 2020 at 6:10 pm

The Canadian federal government has to adopt and implement the UN Declaration Pledge as a framework for reconciliation.

    Eileen Daniel · November 2, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    This pipeline must be STOPPED!

James Lane · November 2, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Try to maintain some semblance of legitimacy pertaining to the peace and friendship treaties Canada! Come
On Man!

Len Carter · November 2, 2020 at 6:46 pm

I think it imperative that we look to the benefits or harm to all Canadians.
I also believe that far more first nations people across Canada benefit from the sale of oil from Alberta to the rest of the world. For any organization to limit themselves to care for only one group is criminal to all the others in that class of people. The misuse of the United Nations for the likes of le3ss then .5 % of Canadians is a bullying tactic that goes far beyond reasonable.

Pierre Jasmin · November 3, 2020 at 10:59 pm

This is so important: it.s question of life and justice and of course peace (

Pueo · November 4, 2020 at 2:21 am


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